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Poster: stbalbach Date: Dec 30, 2011 5:02pm
Forum: texts Subject: Admin help, Derivation failed

For The Billboard, Volume 20 (July 4 1908 - Sept 26 1908), uploaded to Community Texts, resulted in task id 92548236, with error "exceeds 2 GB, quitting here to flag need for investigation."

Help appreciated thanks.
Stephen

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Dec 31, 2011 1:28pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Admin help, Derivation failed

ok, the item should be good now.

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Jan 3, 2012 9:42am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Admin help, Derivation failed

Hi it did derive, but every other page is blank, or has big blank sections, the original PDF doesn't have blank spaces. Appears to be a problem in the derivation.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJeff Kaplan Date: Jan 3, 2012 9:48am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Admin help, Derivation failed

it is images that are missing. pdfs can be complex and in some cases the way the images are embedded can cause them to fail in derive.

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Jan 3, 2012 10:29am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Admin help, Derivation failed

Ok I left a note about it, to download the full PDF.

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Poster: garthus Date: Jan 3, 2012 12:37pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Admin help, Derivation failed

stbalbach,

What program did you use to create the PDF file?

Gerry

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Poster: stbalbach Date: Jan 3, 2012 4:56pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Admin help, Derivation failed

It's from Google Books

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Poster: garthus Date: Jan 4, 2012 3:37pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Admin help, Derivation failed

Stbalbach,

Try downloading the file, opening it in Irfanview, check the security on the file, I generally strip everything out, make sure it is not an embedded text file, and then re-save it as an Irfanview PDF file. I ran into such problems when pulling public domain stuff off other sites, PDF, video, audio files. I try not to use Adobe or Microsoft applications since often they stick crap in the file which causes corruption.

If this does not work there are other things which can be tried.

Gerry